Tech Archive
04 March 2015, 09:31 PM ET
Virginia Tech developed Tactical Hazardous Operations Robot (THOR-OP) and Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence (DARwIn) have similarities to the robot from the new film "Chappie." UCLA Labs robotic expert Dr. Dennis Hong explains.
04 March 2015, 07:40 AM ET
The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful atom smasher, juxtaposes the big and the small. In a new video, a drone flies above and through the LHC, showing all the different size levels of the device.
03 March 2015, 07:34 PM ET
Fleets of cyborg cockroaches could someday roam into damaged nuclear power plants or collapsed mines to carry out reconnaissance or locate survivors.
02 March 2015, 08:17 AM ET
Ultrafast laser scientist Margaret Murnane, who built one of the fastest lasers ever recorded, talks about different types of laser light and their applications. Also, talks about achieving that "eureka moment" of discovery.
02 March 2015, 07:34 AM ET
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's … a drone flying over the U.S. capital! The U.S. Secret Service has announced it will soon begin flying unmanned aerial vehicles over Washington, D.C.
28 February 2015, 12:24 AM ET
It may not be too long, however, until patients will be able to ward off their agonies simply by playing virtual reality games.
27 February 2015, 09:11 PM ET
Scientists from the United Technologies Research Center, Berkeley and the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed new algorithms to deal with a a problem that has plagued artificial intelligence experts for decades - laundry!
27 February 2015, 05:01 PM ET
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Fitbug Orb or TomTom Runner Cardio? Check out our in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
27 February 2015, 11:38 AM ET
Apps that calculate your body mass index (BMI) can provide a window into your health. But which ones really work and are also easy to use? Live Science finds out.
27 February 2015, 07:03 AM ET
In the future, you might be able to talk to computers and robots the same way you talk to your friends.
25 February 2015, 01:38 PM ET
Computers have already beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can add one more feather to their caps: the ability to best humans in several classic arcade games.
25 February 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Google has developed an artificially intelligent program that can teach itself to play classic arcade games such as “Pong" and "Space Invaders,” improving its performance over time.
25 February 2015, 12:54 PM ET
A man whose retina was destroyed was able to see again, thanks to an implanted retinal prostheses.
25 February 2015, 09:58 AM ET
From an extraterrestrial eye-view, on down to the subatomic particle-spawning collision detector, see the ALICE control center from which basic physics discoveries are springing.
25 February 2015, 09:33 AM ET
After testing nine smart scales, we recommend the Withings Smart Body Analyzer over the popular Fitbit Aria. Read our full review here.
24 February 2015, 10:03 PM ET
"The Internet is Forever," or is it?
24 February 2015, 09:27 PM ET
If 3D printed organs and prosthetics weren't already cool, now Marvel is on board.
24 February 2015, 06:30 PM ET
Three men who suffered car or climbing accidents that caused a permanent loss of hand function became the first people with this type of injury to receive bionic hands controlled by transplanted nerve tissue, a new study reports.
24 February 2015, 10:12 AM ET
Two historians on a mission to preserve historic structures in Ethiopia inadvertently turned a cutting-edge 3D scanning device into a tool for creating works of art.
24 February 2015, 09:43 AM ET
A 3D scanning device inadvertently helped two historians create beautiful and haunting works of art.
24 February 2015, 09:36 AM ET
DARPA’s Airborne Launch Assist Space Access program (ALASA) plans to create low cost (less the 1 millions dollars per launch.) alternative for small satellite launches.
24 February 2015, 07:40 AM ET
Small satellites could hitch rides to space on an F-15 fighter jet by next year, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the agency responsible for developing new technologies for the U.S. military.
23 February 2015, 11:21 PM ET
Beyond the genome, 3D printing is bringing a new dimension to personalized health care.
23 February 2015, 01:04 PM ET
Price, wireless connectivity, operating system compatibility, number of users and apps for selected smart scales.
20 February 2015, 09:29 PM ET
Big data only has value if users know how to dig through it.
19 February 2015, 07:15 AM ET
From Apple's iPhone assistant Siri to the mechanized attendants at Japan's first robot-staffed hotel, a seemingly disproportionate percentage of artificial intelligence systems have female personas. Why?
18 February 2015, 12:36 PM ET
The world's largest particle collider is gearing up for another run of smashing particles together at nearly the speed of light. With it slated to run at energies more powerful than any previous particle accelerator, what are physicists hoping to find?
18 February 2015, 06:48 AM ET
Using an app to count calories can make the process easier for people who want to lose weight, or maintain weight loss, but it helps if the app is easy to use and intuitively designed. Here are our picks for the best calorie counting apps.
17 February 2015, 07:01 PM ET
The world's strongest stuff isn't spider silk; it's limpet teeth.
17 February 2015, 03:04 PM ET
Investigating your ancestry can be done by hand or online, but the serious genealogist may want to invest in software for tracing family tress. We looked at several programs, and here are our top picks.
17 February 2015, 01:49 PM ET
The Obama administration announced a much-anticipated set of rules to govern the use of commercial drones, but experts say the new requirements will hold back parts of the burgeoning industry.
15 February 2015, 03:38 PM ET
Technologically speaking, drones' abilities have all manner of real-world applications.